Research & Commentary: High-Stakes Tests and Cheating in Atlanta
An investigative report from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office charges 178 Atlanta Public Schools teachers and administrators with falsifying students’ state standardized tests.
Research & Commentary: Teacher Evaluations
Teachers receive job evaluations much like workers in other professions; except the “satisfactory” rates for teaching usually lie somewhere in the high 90th percentiles, according to an Education N
Research & Commentary: Protecting Privacy in Cloud Computing
The 25-five-year-old federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) doesn’t protect individuals’ data stored remotely in the Internet “cloud” (such as gmail, mobileme, and skydrive).
Research & Commentary: State Prison Reforms
Research & Commentary: The Effect of Dodd-Frank
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, is a law with consequences for every part of the financial system.
Research & Commentary: Repatriation of Foreign Earnings Tax Holiday
Research & Commentary: Standardized Loss Allocation System for Hurricane Claims and the COASTAL Act
The two major forces of a hurricane—wind and water—can do grave damage to homes.
Research and Commentary: Blaine Amendments
Thirty-eight states have Blaine Amendments to their constitutions, which prohibit public dollars from supporting religious private schools.
Research & Commentary: Use of Gender in Auto Insurance Scoring
Some stereotypes about groups are pure calumny, others have a small grain of truth, and some are absolutely, 100 percent true.
Research & Commentary: National ‘Common Core’ Curriculum Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, supported and created by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers, sets grade-by-grade content requirements for K–12
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